Tattoo Returns to Fort Henry Saturday, August 20, 2022

Ticket sales open June 16 for the annual military music showcase at Fort Henry National Historic Site

Where military and musical discipline intersect, Tattoo at Fort Henry encompasses an array of impressive military music and pageantry, showcasing the heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations that are at the core of the Fort Henry experience. The annual event, returning on Saturday, August 20, 2022, sees Fort Henry hosting leaders in military music from across Ontario. Tickets are on sale as of Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Guests will be transported back in time as they experience the sights and sounds of military musicians with a precise depiction of the tattoo tradition inside the iconic limestone walls of Fort Henry National Historic Site. Brass, drums, pipes and fife will fill the Parade Square, complete with a massed band ensemble and firework grand finale.

This year’s event will feature Kingston’s Rob Roy Pipe Band and Highland Dancers and Princess of Wales Own Regiment Foundation Pipes & Drums, Hamilton’s Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and Petawawa’s 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Pipes and Drums, as well as host performers, the Fort Henry Guard.

What guests need to know

Tattoo runs in Fort Henry’s Parade Square beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at starting June 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

  • General adult admission is $27.00 + HST (youth $17.00 + HST)
  • Gates open at 6:30pm
  • Premium balcony seating admission starts at $47.00 + HST (Includes: Optimal view of the performance and complimentary beverage/snack.)
  • An accessibility shuttle will be offered for guests who need help into the Lower Fort before and after the show.

About Fort Henry

Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1837, designed as the key site in a network of fortifications for the defense of the Rideau Canal and the Kingston harbour. British soldiers were garrisoned there until 1870, followed by Canadian troops until 1891. In 1936, the Fort underwent restoration and opened as a living history museum in 1938. Now a National Historic Site, Fort Henry has seen millions of visitors pass through its gates, entering the realm of 19th century military life. Guests experience self-guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard, a highly disciplined group of student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867.

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

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Heather Kearney
Manager, Guest Relations and Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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